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The concept of daring to love again after difficult relationships is a challenge to many readers, and readers will see themselves in the author’s self-protective shield of humor and biting sarcasm with the online dating messages. Author strikes a good balance of wondering and hope with the almost mocking aspects of her online chats with the Silver Fox.

The ‘Veronicisms’ are engaging and fresh, and author provides encouragement and inspiration in them. We get through these a balance to her raw nerve explorations of dating and her ex. She has been through much and is big-hearted enough to want to help us through her experiences.

A book that will surely help those who emerge from a tough relationship, or series of disappointing or drama-filled relationships, believing they’re worthy of love.

Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards


“Living Out Loud” is an entertaining, but also poignant, trip through the author’s ups, downs, and ultimately way ups with men. Her engaging, funny and self-deprecating voice and writing style immediately befriend readers. We care what happens and root for her to succeed.

The author is honest about her own shortcomings and mistakes, but manages to draw laughs out of some pretty horrible situations. The story moves along and the reader is anxious to find out what happens next.

Judge, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBookAwards

With her book, LOL: Living Out Loud, Veronica Tanzen has reclaimed the much abused acronym and replaced it with something supportive, motivational, and unique. Part memoir, part “How To” guide, Veronica shares her own story about going online, from the fateful moment that she clicked the “create profile” button to the day she realized that she might have found Mister Right number three.

What I liked best about this book was how deeply personal we get into the author’s life. Divorce, single motherhood, and the crazy world of cyber dating can play havoc with everyone, but no one tackled it quite as interestingly as Veronica did.

While there are many dating books out there, many books about online dating, and many self-help books in general, Veronica Tanzen manages to combine the three in a way that’s both helpful and meaningful. This is a story about finding yourself, not when you “come of age,” but when you really start to understand who you are, what you want, and what you need to make yourself happy. A great read all around!

Katelyn Hensel for Readers’ Favorite